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intersections in the city. >> a lot of these intersections we have pedestrians crossings, kids going to school. different people traveling through there. and we need a system that can help us. >> the department wants a green light from the city to extend the red light camera contract for an additional three years. they say it makes intersections safer. that extension would cost a little over $2 million. >> the police department experience as you've heard in there from loss and in terms of personnel this is one way to help us as a force multiplier and be there at those dangerous intersections. >> not everyone wants the red light cameras to stay. >> i would like them to conduct an independent study of what these cameras are doing. >> roger jones is a local activist who organized the red light camera protest group in alameda county. >> the public safety meeting and they're very concerned about the revenue. >> oakland is more concerned about money. red light runners are slapped with a $500 fine. in an eight-month period between october 2011 and june 012, the program reportedly generated $1.
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